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  • NEW YORK, April 2- The dollar touched a 10- week high against the Japanese yen on Wednesday as the greenback rallied on reports signalling U.S. businesses are shaking off a chill on hiring and factory orders from harsh winter weather. "The ADP report, especially the upward revision, was read as a USD positive signal" said Bryan Zarnett, currency strategist at Citi.

  • LONDON, April 2- The dollar and euro backed off after a surge higher against the yen on Wednesday, with the chances of a breakout of long-held ranges looking dependent on U.S. jobs data due later in the session and on Friday.

  • LONDON, April 2- World stocks extended their recent rally and the safe-haven yen sagged to a 10- week low on Wednesday, as investors focused on the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data. Trading was largely cautious before Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank and Friday's U.S. jobs numbers.

  • FOREX-Dollar, euro higher ahead of jobs data, ECB Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 4:18 AM ET

    LONDON, April 2- The dollar traded close to a 10- week high against the yen on Wednesday, bolstered by expectations of stronger U.S. jobs data over the next few days and by signs Beijing may move to counter a slowdown in China.

  • Even sluggishness in China is now considered favourably since it adds to the case for stimulus, and there are signs Beijing is hastening infrastructure spending in response.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, April 2- The yen found little reprieve on Wednesday and hit a 10- week low against the dollar, as risk appetite stayed buoyant and investors continued to bet on more stimulus from China.

  • Even sluggishness in China is now considered favourably since it adds to the case for stimulus, and there are signs Beijing is hastening infrastructure spending in response. Trading was cautious, however, ahead of Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank and Friday's U.S. jobs numbers, both of which could move markets in major ways.

  • SYDNEY, April 2- Asian share markets were looking to extend their recent rally on Wednesday as investors chose to accentuate the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data, pressuring safe havens such as the yen and government bonds.

  • FOREX-Yen still friendless, euro firms ahead of ECB Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    SYDNEY, April 2- The beleaguered yen found little reprieve in Asia early on Wednesday, the only major currency showing a clear trend as risk appetite stayed buoyant and investors continued to bet on more stimulus from China and perhaps even Japan. The New Zealand dollar fetched 89.42 yen, having scaled a 6-1/ 2 year peak of 89.91.

  • *China's official PMI improves, but stimulus hopes intact. *Gold, yen retreat as risk appetite returns. Major currencies and bonds continued their cautious jockeying before this week's European Central Bank meeting and U.S. jobs data.

  • LONDON, April 1- The yen eased on Tuesday as a hike in Japan's sales tax came into effect, although the dollar failed to gain much traction after the Federal Reserve chair defended the central bank's ultra-loose policy and highlighted slack in the economy.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, April 1- The yen stayed on the backfoot on Tuesday, while the dollar hovered near a two-week high versus a basket of currencies after the head of the Federal Reserve took pains to defend the central bank's ultra-loose monetary policy.

  • *Dollar knocked off two-week highs vs currency basket. SYDNEY, April 1- The yen stayed on the backfoot early on Tuesday, while the dollar dipped slightly after the head of the Federal Reserve took pains to defend the central bank's ultra-loose policy settings.

  • *Asia stocks outside Japan hit highest level in 2014. NEW YORK, March 31- Stocks in major markets rose for a fifth straight session on Monday while gold, the yen and other safety assets fell after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced the need for "extraordinary" commitment to support the U.S. economy.

  • FOREX-Dollar declines as euro rides out inflation dip Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 31- The euro rose to a three-week high against the yen and firmed against the dollar despite softer-than-forecast inflation numbers that sapped hopes the European Central Bank will cut rates when it meets this week.

  • LONDON, March 31- The euro rose to a three-week high against the yen on Monday, recovering from a dip after lower than expected inflation numbers, though the European Central Bank is not expected to cut rates when it meets later this week.

  • BoJ will look for weaker yen: Pro     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Phyllis Papadavid, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas CIB, says the Bank of Japan will look to push the yen lower to help the country's economy, making long dollar/yen an attractive trade.

  • *Hopes of China stimulus keeping risk demand buoyant. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, March 31- The yen struggled to gain traction versus the dollar and touched a fresh six-year low against the New Zealand dollar on Monday as demand for the safe-haven currency waned amid hopes of more stimulus from China.

  • *Hopes of China stimulus keeping risk demand buoyant. SYDNEY, March 31- The yen stayed on the defensive early on Monday, reaching a fresh six-year low on the New Zealand dollar as demand for the safe-haven currency waned amid hopes of more stimulus from China. The kiwi rose as far as 89.23 yen, a level not seen since November 2007.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- The dollar edged lower against the euro on Friday while rising against the yen on greater investor risk appetite after comments from a Chinese official indicated the government could implement a fresh round of stimulus.

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